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Biologist Emily Willingham explores humans’ obsession with animal penises in “Phallacy”

Biologist Emily Willingham explores humans’ obsession with animal penises in “Phallacy”

Science News | 
The organ appears in religious texts, laws, daily speech and even in photos sent, often uninvited, to people’s phones. But ...
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In the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, ethical concerns abound

Science News | 
How do we ethically test it in people? Can people be forced to get the vaccine if they don’t want it? ...

No, a single hormone cannot turn mice gay

Science News | 
In 2011, a group of scientists “turned mice gay.” The only issue is, of course, they didn’t. Rather, Yi Rao ...

Bat brains help tell us how processing works in our own

Science News | 
When you’re driving a car, you pass by people, places, colors and shapes. Suddenly, you see one particular combination of ...

Rethinking addiction and the brain on drugs

Science News | 
Every day sees a new research article on addiction, be it cocaine, heroin, food or porn. Each one takes a specific angle on how addiction ...

Chorus of neurons, singing together transfers messages in the brain

Science News | 
When a cartoon character gets an idea, you know it. A lightbulb goes on over Wile E. Coyote’s head, or ...

Antidepressants kick in faster with the help of small interfering RNA

Scientific American | 
In a recent experiment, researchers tested if something called a small interfering RNA, which can restrict the effects of RNA interference ...
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